What if I told you that you are pissing away your dream? You were born with a purpose and that is the hardest thing in life to live up to.
You know you were meant to do something, yet that feels like a dream.
You think it can't be that easy. You can't just do what you really want to do with your life because you have all of these effing responsibilities that get in your way.
What if I told you that you could live your purpose?
Would you shrug it off?
Or would you want to know how?
All of your life people have been telling you that you have a gift.
You dismiss them. You aren't ready to accept the compliments.
You think they are just being kind. You think they are misguided. You think they don't know the real you.
Oh they do know and you're the one dismissing it, because if you accepted it that would you mean you have to put in the hard work.
I have always been told I was wise beyond my years. I never believed it and thought it was weird, frankly. Like what the eff do I know that other people don't know? I'm not a rocket scientist by a long shot.
One day I decided to see if there was any truth to this by doing an experiment.
I was on the Queen Mary for my anniversary.
I went to the restroom and there was a woman crying.
I asked her what was wrong and she told me her fiance proposed to her. I asked her if this was a good thing, why was she crying?
She said she didn't know if it was the right time, that she didn't know of her family would approve and was just confused in general.
I asked her if she loved him.
She said she did.
I said to her that she just needed to accept the moment and do what felt right. To forget the noise in her head and follow her heart because so many times people don't follow their heart.
After all, I got married at 20 and followed my heart even though the "wiser" people around us were trying to keep up apart and we were there celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary that night.
She sat with that thought and then proceeded to tell me that she felt like she was meant to meet me and the words we shared really helped her. We hugged and she went back to her fiance.
I don't for one moment think that anything in this world is a coincidence.
You're reading this right now because you're supposed to.
Too often we let our thinking mind get in the way of what we know to be true in our hearts. We hear all the reasons why it won't work in our head. We let that be enough reason to not follow our hearts because doing something new will put us in touch with that nasty four letter word: fear.
I never met up with that lady after our "meeting in the ladies room", but I know she followed her heart. And that's what you need to do.
You were born to do this, and you need to block off that effing noise in your head that distracts you from your purpose.
Tell me in the comments what you feel is holding you back from your purpose. I read every comment.
Alycia Wicker is a business coach for creative entrepreneurs. Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.